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'Paling's deftly drawn vignettes are frequently funny, sometimes sad and occasionally troubling ...Borrow a copy from your local library, if you still have one. Better yet, buy it' Neil Armstrong, Mail on Sunday 'Not only was I captivated by Paling's lovingly wrought series of pen portraits, I was amused, moved ...
Reading Allowed: True Stories and Curious Incidents from a Provincial Library
'Paling's deftly drawn vignettes are frequently funny, sometimes sad and occasionally troubling ...Borrow a copy from your local library, if you still have one. Better yet, buy it' Neil Armstrong, Mail on Sunday 'Not only was I captivated by Paling's lovingly wrought series of pen portraits, I was amused, moved and - perhaps most surprising of all - uplifted' John Preston, Daily Mail 'There are many detractors who question whether libraries are still relevant in the digital age. Paling's keenly and kindly observed account of his encounters offers a gentle insight as to why they still are' Helen Davies, Sunday Times Chris works as a librarian in a small-town library in the south of England. This is the story of the library, its staff, and the fascinating group of people who use the library on a regular basis. We'll meet characters like the street-sleepers Brewer, Wolf and Spencer, who are always the first through the doors. The Mad Hatter, an elderly man who scurries around manically, searching for books. Sons of Anarchy Alan, a young Down's Syndrome man addicted to the American TV drama series. Startled Stewart, a gay man with a spray-on tan who pops in most days for a nice chat, sharking for good-looking foreign language students. And Trish, who is relentlessly cheerful and always dressed in pink - she has never married, but the marital status of everybody she meets is of huge interest to her. Some of the characters' stories are tragic, some are amusing, some are genuinely surreal, but together they will paint a bigger picture of the world we live in today, and of a library's hugely important place within it. Yes, of course, people come in to borrow books, but the library is also the equivalent of the village pump. It's one of the few places left where anyone, regardless of age or income or background, can wander in and find somebody to listen to their concerns, to share the time of day. Reading Allowed will provide us with a fascinating portrait of a place that we all value and cherish, but which few of us truly know very much about ...
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17.05 USD

Reading Allowed: True Stories and Curious Incidents from a Provincial Library

by Chris Paling
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This book supplies stories, essays, and lesson plans along with specialized storytelling strategies to help teachers level the playing field for all learners and better serve children with special needs. * Provides a variety of successful storytelling strategies for reaching and teaching children with specific disabilities, enabling educators and mentors ...
Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs
This book supplies stories, essays, and lesson plans along with specialized storytelling strategies to help teachers level the playing field for all learners and better serve children with special needs. * Provides a variety of successful storytelling strategies for reaching and teaching children with specific disabilities, enabling educators and mentors to choose options that will work best for their teaching environment and students * Provides immediate access to stories, strategies, and adaptations to meet specific needs * Offers a joyful, engaging, and thoroughly human way to interact with all students-a method that makes giving the gift of empathetic education easier
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52.500000 USD

Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs

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Award-winning information theorists and practitioners Pearlstein and Matarazzo have assembled a group of top international authors with experience in public, academic, government, and special library settings, including experienced independent information professionals, to address the critical issues facing Information Management (IM) today. This new handbook provides a context for approaching the ...
The Emerald Handbook of Modern Information Management
Award-winning information theorists and practitioners Pearlstein and Matarazzo have assembled a group of top international authors with experience in public, academic, government, and special library settings, including experienced independent information professionals, to address the critical issues facing Information Management (IM) today. This new handbook provides a context for approaching the world in which information professionals work; a tool, the Balanced Scorecard, to help demonstrate contribution and value; and a review of opportunities for new areas of employment and career development, ripe for applying the Information Services skill set. Through combinations of topical chapters with common themes, the professor and student will find a multi-perspective approach to the IM landscape. Used as a ready-reference, the IM practitioner will find both theoretical and pragmatic approaches to inform their decision making on traditional as well as new challenges. For information and IM professionals, librarians, and students, this must-have handbook provides invaluable insights from the leading names in the field, enabling you to make the best decision no matter what challenges you face.
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The Emerald Handbook of Modern Information Management

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Many LIS professionals and LIS students are interested in independent work opportunities, either as a full-time career or on a temporary or part-time basis. This book shares the experiences of successful information professionals who work as contractors or consultants, providing a complete picture of what to expect and a step-by-step ...
Becoming an Independent Information Professional: How to Freelance, Consult, and Contract for Fun and Profit
Many LIS professionals and LIS students are interested in independent work opportunities, either as a full-time career or on a temporary or part-time basis. This book shares the experiences of successful information professionals who work as contractors or consultants, providing a complete picture of what to expect and a step-by-step plan to start your independent career. * Helps librarians to determine whether they are suited for the career of being an independent information professional * Presents practical advice on every aspect of launching a successful career as an independent information professional-from legal and financial necessities to marketing and management strategies * Offers experience-based insights into the ethics and values of working independently * Shares candid testimonials from practicing consultants who describe what it's like to be an independent information professional
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52.500000 USD

Becoming an Independent Information Professional: How to Freelance, Consult, and Contract for Fun and Profit

by Melissa M. Powell
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This book offers a comprehensive presentation of optimization and polyoptimization methods. The examples included are taken from various domains: mechanics, electrical engineering, economy, informatics, and automatic control, making the book especially attractive. With the motto from general abstraction to practical examples, it presents the theory and applications of optimization step ...
Optimization and Control of Dynamic Systems: Foundations, Main Developments, Examples and Challenges: 2018
This book offers a comprehensive presentation of optimization and polyoptimization methods. The examples included are taken from various domains: mechanics, electrical engineering, economy, informatics, and automatic control, making the book especially attractive. With the motto from general abstraction to practical examples, it presents the theory and applications of optimization step by step, from the function of one variable and functions of many variables with constraints, to infinite dimensional problems (calculus of variations), a continuation of which are optimization methods of dynamical systems, that is, dynamic programming and the maximum principle, and finishing with polyoptimization methods. It includes numerous practical examples, e.g., optimization of hierarchical systems, optimization of time-delay systems, rocket stabilization modeled by balancing a stick on a finger, a simplified version of the journey to the moon, optimization of hybrid systems and of the electrical long transmission line, analytical determination of extremal errors in dynamical systems of the rth order, multicriteria optimization with safety margins (the skeleton method), and ending with a dynamic model of bicycle. The book is aimed at readers who wish to study modern optimization methods, from problem formulation and proofs to practical applications illustrated by inspiring concrete examples.
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Optimization and Control of Dynamic Systems: Foundations, Main Developments, Examples and Challenges: 2018

by Henryk Gorecki
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With the legalization of same-sex marriage and the explosion of LGBTQ news coverage in recent years, gender studies is a subject of intense interest in popular media and a part of the curriculum at many colleges. Libraries realize the importance of supporting the field yet many have difficulty finding resources ...
Gender Issues and the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources
With the legalization of same-sex marriage and the explosion of LGBTQ news coverage in recent years, gender studies is a subject of intense interest in popular media and a part of the curriculum at many colleges. Libraries realize the importance of supporting the field yet many have difficulty finding resources and programming ideas. This book provides case studies and a range of innovative solutions for better meeting patron needs. Twenty-seven chapters are arranged into sections covering Research and Library Instruction, History and Herstory, Programming, Collections and Beyond, and Resources.
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68.250000 USD

Gender Issues and the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources

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Interdisciplinary Knowledge Organization
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Interdisciplinary Knowledge Organization

by Maria Lopez-Huertas, Claudio Gnoli, Dr Rick Szostak
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Typographorum Emblemata: The Printer's Mark in the Context of Early Modern Culture
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Typographorum Emblemata: The Printer's Mark in the Context of Early Modern Culture

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Research Methods: Information, Systems, and Contexts, Second Edition presents up-to-date guidance on how to teach research methods to graduate students and professionals working in information management, information science, librarianship, archives, and records and information systems. It provides a coherent and precise account of current research themes and structures, giving students ...
Research Methods: Information, Systems, and Contexts
Research Methods: Information, Systems, and Contexts, Second Edition presents up-to-date guidance on how to teach research methods to graduate students and professionals working in information management, information science, librarianship, archives, and records and information systems. It provides a coherent and precise account of current research themes and structures, giving students guidance, appreciation of the scope of research paradigms, and the consequences of specific courses of action. Each of these valuable sections will help users determine the relevance of particular approaches to their own questions. The book presents academics who teach research and information professionals who carry out research with new resources and guidance on lesser-known research paradigms.
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Research Methods: Information, Systems, and Contexts

by Williamson
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The Impact of Print on-Demand on Academic Books takes an in-depth look at this phenomenon by reviewing the innovation of the last two decades, exploring the present state of academic publishing and works being printed on demand, and compiling the current forecasts and speculation about the future of academic and ...
The Impact of Print on Demand on Academic Monographs
The Impact of Print on-Demand on Academic Books takes an in-depth look at this phenomenon by reviewing the innovation of the last two decades, exploring the present state of academic publishing and works being printed on demand, and compiling the current forecasts and speculation about the future of academic and niche publishing. The convergence of online book selling, digital printing, digital document workflow management and the computerization of small parcel logistics has created a unique opportunity to create a viable commercial model for printing and supplying books on demand. The possibilities of this phenomena captured the imagination of creative academic and niche publishers enabling custom publishing, student editions of monographs, self-compiled wiki books, and even the establishment of new university presses and open access publishers.
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107.42 USD

The Impact of Print on Demand on Academic Monographs

by Wilson-Higgins
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Patienthood and Communication is an engagingly personal narrative detailing the author's experience living with, and adapting to, a degenerative and incurable eye disease (MacTel). Beyond the personal, this poignant story more broadly illustrates the ways in which communication enables individuals to adjust to serious health threats. Author and subject Peter ...
Patienthood and Communication: A Personal Narrative of Eye Disease and Vision Loss
Patienthood and Communication is an engagingly personal narrative detailing the author's experience living with, and adapting to, a degenerative and incurable eye disease (MacTel). Beyond the personal, this poignant story more broadly illustrates the ways in which communication enables individuals to adjust to serious health threats. Author and subject Peter Kellett highlights his important interactions with health care providers, family members, friends, colleagues, students, and others that provide shape to his journey. Kellett displays a compelling capacity for self-reflection in his descriptions of the life changes his vision loss imposes upon him, among them changes to his identity, in relationships and life plans. Adaptation and flexibility reveal themselves as central tenets of his learning to become a self-empowered patient. Perhaps the most crucial element to his adjustment is, however, positive communication, which is depicted throughout the book as the driving force in Kellett's journey into patienthood.
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109.20 USD

Patienthood and Communication: A Personal Narrative of Eye Disease and Vision Loss

by Peter M. Kellett
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Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services presents professional ethics from a managerial point-of-view, explaining how to implement ethical management systems in libraries and information services and presenting the necessary tools needed to understand the practical application of a system of ethical management based on ISO 26000: 2010. The ...
Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services
Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services presents professional ethics from a managerial point-of-view, explaining how to implement ethical management systems in libraries and information services and presenting the necessary tools needed to understand the practical application of a system of ethical management based on ISO 26000: 2010. The examples and selected case studies will be helpful to professionals, teachers and students who want to both explore and apply ethics now and in the future.
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107.42 USD

Ethics Management in Libraries and Other Information Services

by Pulido
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Beginning with new evidence that cites the presence of books in Roman villas and concluding with present day vicissitudes of collecting, this generously illustrated book presents a complete survey of British and Irish country house libraries. Replete with engaging anecdotes about owners and librarians, the book features fascinating information on ...
The Country House Library
Beginning with new evidence that cites the presence of books in Roman villas and concluding with present day vicissitudes of collecting, this generously illustrated book presents a complete survey of British and Irish country house libraries. Replete with engaging anecdotes about owners and librarians, the book features fascinating information on acquisition bordering on obsession, the process of designing library architecture, and the care (and neglect) of collections. The author also disputes the notion that these libraries were merely for show, arguing that many of them were profoundly scholarly, assembled with meticulous care, and frequently used for intellectual pursuits. For those who love books and the libraries in which they are collected and stored, The Country House Library is an essential volume to own.
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76.79 USD

The Country House Library

by Mark Purcell
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Digital Libraries and Innovation emphasizes the innovative nature of an anthropocentric interoperability model on digital libraries from a cultural, scientific and commercial perspective. The book focuses on issues of identity, innovation and radical hybridization in digital libraries.
Digital Libraries and Innovation
Digital Libraries and Innovation emphasizes the innovative nature of an anthropocentric interoperability model on digital libraries from a cultural, scientific and commercial perspective. The book focuses on issues of identity, innovation and radical hybridization in digital libraries.
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175.75 USD

Digital Libraries and Innovation

by Cyril Jakubowicz, Fabrice Papy
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How better information and better access to it improves the quality of our decisions and makes for a more vibrant participatory society. Information is power. It drives commerce, protects nations, and forms the backbone of systems that range from health care to high finance. Yet despite the avalanche of data ...
Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future
How better information and better access to it improves the quality of our decisions and makes for a more vibrant participatory society. Information is power. It drives commerce, protects nations, and forms the backbone of systems that range from health care to high finance. Yet despite the avalanche of data available in today's information age, neither institutions nor individuals get the information they truly need to make well-informed decisions. Faulty information and sub-optimal decision-making create an imbalance of power that is exaggerated as governments and corporations amass enormous databases on each of us. Who has more power: the government, in possession of uncounted terabytes of data (some of it obtained by cybersnooping), or the ordinary citizen, trying to get in touch with a government agency? In Missed Information, David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin explore information-not information technology, but information itself-as a central part of our lives and institutions. They show that providing better information and better access to it improves the quality of our decisions and makes for a more vibrant participatory society. Sarokin and Schulkin argue that freely flowing information helps systems run more efficiently and that incomplete information does just the opposite. It's easier to comparison shop for microwave ovens than for doctors or hospitals because of information gaps that hinder the entire health-care system. Better information about such social ills as child labor and pollution can help consumers support more sustainable products. The authors examine the opacity of corporate annual reports, the impenetrability of government secrets, and emerging techniques of information foraging. The information imbalance of power can be reconfigured, they argue, with greater and more meaningful transparency from government and corporations.
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25.58 USD

Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

by Jay Schulkin, David Sarokin
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Library Supply Chain Management for Collection Services of Academic Libraries: Solving Operational Challenges and Enhancing User Productivity contains three sections, each comprised of several topical chapters on a particular subject. Part One explains why supply chain management is vital to libraries. Part Two builds on Part One, beginning with a ...
Library Supply Chain Management: an Emerging Key Concept to Optimize Library Operations and Fulfill Library Mission in T
Library Supply Chain Management for Collection Services of Academic Libraries: Solving Operational Challenges and Enhancing User Productivity contains three sections, each comprised of several topical chapters on a particular subject. Part One explains why supply chain management is vital to libraries. Part Two builds on Part One, beginning with a classic supply chain model, including its brief history and current development. Part Three suggests a theoretical supply chain model based on emerging technological advancements of society. This model will develop based on four components, user goals, workflow efficiency, financial stewardship and core services.
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Library Supply Chain Management: an Emerging Key Concept to Optimize Library Operations and Fulfill Library Mission in T

by Wang
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The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth century onwards. While the existence of these libraries is well known our knowledge of their content and structure has ...
Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue
The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth century onwards. While the existence of these libraries is well known our knowledge of their content and structure has been very limited as hardly any medieval Arabic catalogues have been preserved. This book discusses the largest and earliest medieval library of the Middle East for which we have documentation - the Ashrafiya library in the very centre of Damascus - and edits its catalogue. This catalogue shows that even book collections attached to Sunni religious institutions could hold rather unexpected titles, such as stories from the 1001 Nights, manuals for traders, medical handbooks, Shiite prayers, love poetry and texts extolling wine consumption. At the same time this library catalogue decisively expands our knowledge of how the books were spatially organised on the bookshelves of such a large medieval library. With over 2,000 entries this catalogue is essential reading for anybody interested in the cultural and intellectual history of Arabic societies. Setting the Ashrafiya catalogue into a comparative perspective with contemporaneous libraries on the British Isles this book opens new perspectives for the study of medieval libraries.
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51.18 USD

Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

by Konrad Hirschler
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This innovative collection explores uses of Shakespeare in a wide variety of 21st century contexts, including business manuals, non-literary scholarship, database aggregation, social media, gaming, and creative criticism. Essays in this volume demonstrate that users' critical and creative uses of the dramatist's works position contemporary issues of race, power, identity, ...
The Shakespeare User: Critical and Creative Appropriations in a Networked Culture
This innovative collection explores uses of Shakespeare in a wide variety of 21st century contexts, including business manuals, non-literary scholarship, database aggregation, social media, gaming, and creative criticism. Essays in this volume demonstrate that users' critical and creative uses of the dramatist's works position contemporary issues of race, power, identity, and authority in new networks that redefine Shakespeare and reconceptualize the ways in which he is processed in both scholarly and popular culture. While The Shakespeare User contributes to the burgeoning corpus of critical works on digital and Internet Shakespeares, this volume looks beyond the study of Shakespeare artifacts to the system of use and users that constitute the Shakespeare network. This reticular understanding of Shakespeare use expands scholarly forays into non-academic practices, digital discourse communities, and creative critical works manifest via YouTube, Twitter, blogs, databases, websites, and popular fiction.
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125.990000 USD

The Shakespeare User: Critical and Creative Appropriations in a Networked Culture

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This guide provides library directors, managers, and administrators in all types of libraries with complete and up-to-date instructions on how to evaluate library services in order to improve them. * Helps librarians to thoroughly examine their libraries' services toward making improvements * Enables librarians to answer with authority the question ...
The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services
This guide provides library directors, managers, and administrators in all types of libraries with complete and up-to-date instructions on how to evaluate library services in order to improve them. * Helps librarians to thoroughly examine their libraries' services toward making improvements * Enables librarians to answer with authority the question what difference do we make? * Explains the most effective ways of conducting library measurement and evaluation, covering qualitative and quantitative tools, data analysis, and specific methodologies for measuring and assessing specific services * Offers a highly readable and clear treatment of a topic of paramount importance, but that librarians often find difficult
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68.250000 USD

The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services

by Joseph R. Matthews
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How human meanings, practices and interactions produce and are produced by urban space is the focus of this timely and exciting addition to the study of urban communication. Challenging notions of the `urban' as physically, economically or technologically determined, this book explores key intersections of discourse, materiality, technology, mobility, identity ...
Communicating the City: Meanings, Practices, Interactions
How human meanings, practices and interactions produce and are produced by urban space is the focus of this timely and exciting addition to the study of urban communication. Challenging notions of the `urban' as physically, economically or technologically determined, this book explores key intersections of discourse, materiality, technology, mobility, identity and inequality in acts of communication across urban and urbanizing contexts. From leisure and media consumption among Chinese migrant workers in a Guangdong village to the diverse networks and communication infrastructures of global cities like London and Los Angeles, this collection combines a range of perspectives to ask fundamental questions about the significance and status of cities in times of intensified mediation and connectivity. With case studies from Italy, Britain, Ireland, Russia, the United States and China, this international collection demonstrates that both empirical and critical knowledge on the relationship between communication and urban life has become vital across the humanities and social sciences. Communicating the City will be essential reading for all scholars and students who desire to gain an in-depth understanding of the multiple roles that media and communication have in lived experiences of the city.
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Communicating the City: Meanings, Practices, Interactions

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Prominent media scholars have argued that the dissemination of propaganda is an important function of the news media. Yet, despite public controversies about `fake news' and `misinformation', there has been very little discussion on techniques of propaganda. Building on critical theory, most notably Herman and Chomsky's Propaganda Model, Florian Zollmann's ...
Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention
Prominent media scholars have argued that the dissemination of propaganda is an important function of the news media. Yet, despite public controversies about `fake news' and `misinformation', there has been very little discussion on techniques of propaganda. Building on critical theory, most notably Herman and Chomsky's Propaganda Model, Florian Zollmann's pioneering study brings propaganda back to the forefront of the debate. On the basis of a forensic examination of 1,911 newspaper articles, Zollmann investigates US, UK and German media reporting of the military operations in Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Egypt. The book demonstrates how `humanitarian intervention' and `R2P' are only evoked in the news media if so called `enemy' countries of Western states are the perpetrators of human rights violations. Zollmann's work evidences that the news media plays a crucial propaganda role in facilitating a selective process of shaming during the build-up towards military interventions. This process has led to an erosion of internationally agreed norms of non-intervention, as enshrined in the UN Charter.
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Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention

by Florian Zollmann
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Growing student numbers, increased student expectations, new approaches to learning, and fast-paced technological advances all contribute to the need for universities to take a more strategic approach to their buildings, including formal and informal learning spaces. Exploring Informal Learning Space in the University addresses the issue of informal learning space ...
Exploring Informal Learning Space in the University: Its Place in the Digital World
Growing student numbers, increased student expectations, new approaches to learning, and fast-paced technological advances all contribute to the need for universities to take a more strategic approach to their buildings, including formal and informal learning spaces. Exploring Informal Learning Space in the University addresses the issue of informal learning space from the perspectives of a comprehensive range of stakeholders, including students, academics, facilities managers, university managers, IT managers, architects, interior designers, and librarians. Through a combination of case studies and theoretical discussion, the contributors explore the rationale and theory of informal learning space alongside the practicalities of its planning, development and utilization. The volume is at once ambitious and pragmatic, combining innovative thinking with a firm awareness of practicalities, including the varied constraints faced by universities and the need to work in tandem with broader strategies. Chapter contributions come from a range of experts, practitioners and academics from around the world. Advocating broad collaboration at both planning and delivery stage, the result is essential reading for anyone involved in learning space provision.
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Exploring Informal Learning Space in the University: Its Place in the Digital World

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The continuous evolution of internet and related social media technologies and platforms have opened up vast new means for communication, socialization, expression, and collaboration. They also have provided new resources for researchers seeking to explore, observe, and measure human opinions, activities, and interactions. However, those using the internet and social ...
Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts
The continuous evolution of internet and related social media technologies and platforms have opened up vast new means for communication, socialization, expression, and collaboration. They also have provided new resources for researchers seeking to explore, observe, and measure human opinions, activities, and interactions. However, those using the internet and social media for research - and those tasked with facilitating and monitoring ethical research such as ethical review boards - are confronted with a continuously expanding set of ethical dilemmas. Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts directly engages with these discussions and debates, and stimulates new ways to think about - and work towards resolving - the novel ethical dilemmas we face as internet and social media-based research continues to evolve. The chapters in this book - from an esteemed collection of global scholars and researchers - offer extensive reflection about current internet research ethics and suggest some important reframings of well-known concepts such as justice, privacy, consent, and research validity, as well as providing concrete case studies and emerging research contexts to learn from.
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61.42 USD

Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts

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Libraries and Key Performance Indicators: A Framework for Practitioners explores ways by which libraries across all sectors can demonstrate their value and impact to stakeholders through quality assurance and performance measurement platforms, including library assessment, evaluation methodologies, surveys, and annual reporting. Whilst several different performance measurement tools are considered, the ...
Performance Measurement and Performance Indicators in Libraries: a Framework for Practitioners
Libraries and Key Performance Indicators: A Framework for Practitioners explores ways by which libraries across all sectors can demonstrate their value and impact to stakeholders through quality assurance and performance measurement platforms, including library assessment, evaluation methodologies, surveys, and annual reporting. Whilst several different performance measurement tools are considered, the book's main focus is on one tool in particular: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). KPIs are increasingly being used to measure the performance of library and information services, however, linking KPIs to quality outcomes, such as impact and value can prove very difficult. This book discusses, in detail, the concept of KPIs in the broader context of library assessment and performance measurement. Through reviewing some of the applied theory around using KPIs, along with harvesting examples of current best practices in KPI usage from a variety of different libraries, the book demystifies library KPIs, providing a toolkit for any library to be used in setting meaningful KPIs against targets, charters, service standards, and quality outcomes.
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93.76 USD

Performance Measurement and Performance Indicators in Libraries: a Framework for Practitioners

by Leo Appleton
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This project offers a critical overview of how online activities and platforms are becoming an important source for the production and promotion of women's films. Inspired by a transnational feminist framework, Maule examines blogs, websites, online services and projects related to women's filmmaking in an interrogation of the very meaning ...
Digital Platforms and Feminist Film Discourse: Women's Cinema 2.0: 2016
This project offers a critical overview of how online activities and platforms are becoming an important source for the production and promotion of women's films. Inspired by a transnational feminist framework, Maule examines blogs, websites, online services and projects related to women's filmmaking in an interrogation of the very meaning of women's cinema at the complex intersection with digital technology and globalization. It discusses women's cinema 2.0 as a resistant type of cinematic expression and brings attention to the difficulties inherent in raising and expanding visibility for women's filmic expression within a global sphere dominated by neo-liberalism and post-feminism. The author pays close attention to the challenges and contradictions involved in bringing a niche area of filmmaking and feminist discourse to the broad and diverse communities of the Internet and global media market, while also highlighting the changing forms of media and feminism.
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73.490000 USD

Digital Platforms and Feminist Film Discourse: Women's Cinema 2.0: 2016

by Rosanna Maule
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Distilling hard fought wisdom gleaned from hundreds of successful library construction projects they've supervised or coordinated, the authors present this definitive resource on library architecture. With a special emphasis on avoiding common problems in library design, in a down-to-earth manner they address a range of issues applicable to any undertaking. ...
The Practical Handbook of Library Architecture: Creating Building Spaces That Work
Distilling hard fought wisdom gleaned from hundreds of successful library construction projects they've supervised or coordinated, the authors present this definitive resource on library architecture. With a special emphasis on avoiding common problems in library design, in a down-to-earth manner they address a range of issues applicable to any undertaking. From planning completely new library buildings to small remodeling projects, they offer specific how-to and how-not-to guidance. Packed with lists and headings to allow for easy scanning, this handbook* provides nuts-and-bolts guidance on the entire process of planning, design, and construction, including snappy rules summarizing each chapter;* covers new construction, remodeling and expanding of existing buildings, and conversion of non-library spaces to libraries;* explains how library buildings actually function as objects, and how that applies to library design;* reviews typical design problems of existing libraries, and advises libraries on how to avoid creating dysfunctional buildings and spaces;* shows how to collaborate productively with planners, architects, and contractors;* discusses the technical needs of basic library spaces, including collection storage, user seating, meeting and conference rooms, craft rooms, study areas, service desks, restrooms, and staff workspaces; and* includes careful consideration of technical requirements relating to lighting, electrical systems, security systems, elevators, staircases, and other areas.Library directors, staff, and planning professionals will want this handbook close at hand before, during, and after any library construction project.
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156.450000 USD

The Practical Handbook of Library Architecture: Creating Building Spaces That Work

by John A. Moorman, Fred Schlipf
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This essential guide to marketing libraries' e-resources shows librarians how to make sure their customers understand what is available to them online and allow them to use their e-resources fully.
Marketing Your Library's Electronic Resources, Second Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians
This essential guide to marketing libraries' e-resources shows librarians how to make sure their customers understand what is available to them online and allow them to use their e-resources fully.
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68.250000 USD

Marketing Your Library's Electronic Resources, Second Edition: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

by Marie R. Kennedy
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Written specifically for academic librarians and library administrators, this book identifies the myriad benefits of peer-assisted learning, exploring how the implementation of peer-assisted learning benefits information literacy instruction, cocurricular outreach, and reference services. * Introduces readers to a well-established and effective practice in higher education and demonstrates how it can ...
Peer-Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries
Written specifically for academic librarians and library administrators, this book identifies the myriad benefits of peer-assisted learning, exploring how the implementation of peer-assisted learning benefits information literacy instruction, cocurricular outreach, and reference services. * Introduces readers to a well-established and effective practice in higher education and demonstrates how it can be used in library-initiated programs * Provides the means to extend library staff resources by incorporating student employees in instruction, outreach, and reference services * Supplies practical examples-complete with assessments, administrative justifications and lessons learned-for training and assessing student peer mentors * Offers justification for how peer-assisted learning programs provide student employees with rewarding and enriching opportunities that can benefit them academically, personally, and professionally
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Peer-Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries

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What does successful academic library management look like in the real world? A team of editors, all administrators at large research libraries, here present a selection of case studies which dive deeply into the subject to answer that question. Featuring contributions from a range of practicing academic library managers, this ...
Academic Library Management: Case Studies
What does successful academic library management look like in the real world? A team of editors, all administrators at large research libraries, here present a selection of case studies which dive deeply into the subject to answer that question. Featuring contributions from a range of practicing academic library managers, this book * spotlights case studies equally useful for LIS students and current managers;* touches upon such key issues as human resource planning, public relations, financial management, organizational culture, and ethics and confidentiality;* examines how to manage radical change, using project management methodology to reorganize technical services, creating a new liaison service model, advancing a collaborative future, and setting up on-the-spot mentoring;* discusses digital planning for archives and special collections;* rejects one size fits all solutions to common challenges in academic libraries in favor of creative problem solving; and* provides guidance on how to use case studies as effective models for positive change at one's own institution.L IS instructors, students, and academic library practitioners will all find enrichment from this selection of case studies.
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72.450000 USD

Academic Library Management: Case Studies

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Archival collections at public libraries present their own challenges distinct from other library materials, but they also offer the promise of unique connections between the library and its users, particularly when the archives relate to local history. Written by an archivist and librarian with hands-on experience in multiple archival and ...
Creating a Local History Archive at Your Public Library
Archival collections at public libraries present their own challenges distinct from other library materials, but they also offer the promise of unique connections between the library and its users, particularly when the archives relate to local history. Written by an archivist and librarian with hands-on experience in multiple archival and manuscripts repositories, this concise guidebook presents best practices for the acquisition, access, and care of local history materials in public libraries. Providing guidance on creating a new archive as well as reinvigorating an existing one, it addresses * what makes for a successful local history collection, with real-life examples that can serve as models;* policies, planning, procedures, and day-to-day work involved with archival collections;* processing, from appraisal and legal transfer to arrangement and description;* maintenance of the collection, offering guidance on proper care, storage, security, and disaster prevention and recovery; and* continuing education for staff.This book will help public librarians and archivists give their local history archive the care and attention it so richly deserves.
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Creating a Local History Archive at Your Public Library

by Faye Phillips
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